Long Beach, CA, USA
I’m a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist—always juggling between them. Just don’t ask me to pick favorites! As a filmmaker, I’ve directed, written and/or produced seven short films. My feature screenplay drama THE POKER WARS was a Finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and won the CineStory Screenwriting Awards. I’m revising the novel version of my family action/adventure feature script THE SECRET OF SHANGRI-LA, Grand Jury Prize Winner for the 2017 Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Quarterfinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships and Finalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. My time travel feature FOREGLOW was a 2018 Nicholl Quarterfinalist and a 2018 Austin Second Rounder. My first TV pilot BONDAGE was a Finalist in the CineStory TV/Digital competition; my second TV pilot YONGE STREET STRIP was a Finalist in the 2017 Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest and a Finalist in the 2018 Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition. As a Fellow in the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, I wrote and directed THE DEATH OF TOYS, an official selection of 39 festivals. The short won Best Director, Toronto International Film and Video Awards; Best Narrative Short, Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival; Best Actress (Kim Rhodes), Winter Film Awards; Groundbreaking Filmmaker, HATCH Asheville. I’m in post on my latest short, an anti-gun violence short satire, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I love improv comedy and had too much fun making a bunch of 48 hour films, all written and shot over a weekend. I’m a graduate of the Second City Conservatory. I went to the University of Michigan and have an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. I love talking about story and look forward to joining this community.